A few months ago my husband started having issues with his computer, it started with the screen not coming on, he would turn the computer on but it wouldn't give a signal to the screen, mouse or keyboard and he would have to force restart numerous times in order to get it to come on. Then he got a blue screen of death at one point, which escalated to the computer randomly shutting off(if I remember correctly he was usually playing minecraft when it shut off). After a while windows would no longer load, and he would get a screen with options for system restore, check for memory issues etc(can't remember the other options, but there were a few). He had tried to do a system restore but he wouldn't work, at that point he gave up. The other day(Wednesday) we lost power for a few hours and when the power came back on his computer started and I was able to successfully do a system restore back to 8/10(which was probably right before the computer stopped working. It was working fine until last night, it started shutting itself off again and when I try to do a system restore I get an error, which I will attach a pic of. I was able to get the computer started in safemode, but it still gave me the system restore error after it loaded. I have no idea if this is an issues with windows being corrupted, or if it's an issue with something else with his computer, or maybe a virus issue, so please move the topic if you feel it's not a windows issue. I just figured with the restore issue, this was the most logical place to post. Thank you!
ETA: computer is an HP Pavilion (this one to be exact http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FW5DIG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )
Hard drive crashed and was replaced about a year ago(can't remember exactly when) and we had to buy a new windows disc for it, we installed windows 7 home, 64 bit I believe.
ETA again: Just looked at this computer and there was a few graphics card errors it seems but computer is not connected to the internet(safemode?) so I can't view message details, and I'm scared if I try to start the computer in regular mode I won't be able to get on again.
Edited by Rachel1786, 19 October 2014 - 02:12 PM.